Die at 78 years Michael Nesmith, singer and bassist of the monkees

Michael Nesmith, singer and guitarist of the Monkees, the US pop band that among the sixty-seventies tried to emulate the Beatles, has died at 78 years of age,

Die at 78 years Michael Nesmith, singer and bassist of the monkees

Michael Nesmith, singer and guitarist of the Monkees, the US pop band that among the sixty-seventies tried to emulate the Beatles, has died at 78 years of age, according to his former Micky Dollenz training partner .

"I have a broken heart, I lost a dear friend and a partner, I am very grateful to have been able to spend the last few months together doing what we liked: sing, laugh and act, I will miss him very much. Rest in peace, ' Nez, "adds the musician in a statement published by US media.

Dollenz is already the only member who stays alive from the monkees, a group that between 1966 and 1970 sold more than 75 million albums, with large hits as "Daydream Believer", "I'm Believer" and "Last Train To Clarksville "; All of them reached the number 1 of the sales lists.

Nesmith died at her house by Carmel Valley, California (USA) next to her family after a cardiac arrest, according to the CNN news chain.

Just a month ago, the guitarist was on the scenarios with Dollenz at a concert who organized in Los Angeles to commemorate the successes of the band, recalled his representative, Andrew Sandoval. "We share many trips and projects together over 30 years, which culminated with a farewell tour of the monkees that concluded only a few weeks ago," Sandoval tuished.

Nesmith was born in Texas in 1942 but, after a short passage through the armed forces, he moved to Los Angeles to become a name in the world of music, first composing for artists as Linda Ronstadt and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Then, he formed with Dollenz, Peter Tork and Davy Jones the Monkees band, who in 1966 came to have his own television series for two seasons.

The television program, created by the Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider producers, was designed to replicate the success of the musical comedies of the Beatles "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help!"; He won an Emmy and triggered a "Monkemania" that resulted in record sales of international albums and tours.

As of 1970, Nesmith initiated a solo career as a precursor of the genre "Country Rock" and won a Grammy in 1981, although he returned to meet the members of The Monkees in successive tours and reunions. "I really never left, it's a part of my youth that is always in my thought and is part of my general work as an artist, stays in a special place," he said during an interview in 2012.

Date Of Update: 11 December 2021, 12:19

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